Homies:
Squid
JHKrpg
Minnie
Oblomovka
Yoohoo et al
Warrior Goddess
Yatima
Mama Pajama
Jo Spanglemonkey
Grace
Quilter
whump
Up for the Down Stroke
Brooklyn Days
elswhere
jennyalice
Riverbend
LJ friends

Kicking ass:
brokenclay
Wheelchair Dancer
Screw Bronze!
A Different Light
Chewing the Fat
Gimp Parade
Crip Power
Wheelie Catholic
Wheel World
Disability Studies blog
Wheelchair Diffusion

Favorites:
Pandagon
Bitch, Ph.D.
Angry Black Bitch
Feministe
This Is Zimbabwe
Arbusto de Mendacity
Brutal Women
Twisty
Body Impolitic
Mommybloggers
I, Asshole
Strip Mining for Whimsy
Zellar
Banubula
Random Redhead
Caracas Chronicles
El Universal
Venezuelanaylsis
The Loom
Pharyngula

More homies:
Claire Light
Sammest
Too Beautiful
Blogosity
Barak
Prentiss
NakedJen
Susie Bright
Tallie
Just Kristin
Brian
Mer
Realgurl
hjem
Not Calm Dot Com
Owlmonkey
Zombiegrrrl
KRON

More of my projects:
J. de Ibar.
Les Guérillères
Bookmania
Canadian beaver trade
Slut Manifesto
everything2 stuff
Cat Mustaches

More great stuff:
United Spinal Association
Disabilty Culture Watch
Green Fairy
Apophenia
Napsterization
BlogHer
Misbehaving Women
Broad Universe
Carl Brandon Society
Tiptree award
Locus
Words Without Borders
Center for the Art of Translation
Palabra Virtual
Poesía Diaria

Spanish dictionaries:
Google Language Tools
Yahoo spanish dictionary
DRAE
Onelook

stats



  • View My Stats

« emperors | Main | waving arms »

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Iris

It is very hard and doesn't stop soon.My son had a very horrible shock when he went to boarding school after a year or so of 'home school'.He was stunned by the casual (mental) cruelty and endless one-upmanship of the other boys and a lot of the girls. He said to me recently, 'I feel sad sometimes thinking that going to school has made me a much nastier person'.By the way, one of the reasons we chose this school was its reputation as one of the most liberal, sensible and 'caring' in the country.One of his fellow pupils was called ymA tdutS who recently had a pop hit called 'tifsiM' about her school days.Oh well..we all keep trying to do the right thing.

J

Of course I am an expert in raising children, seeing as how I was one myself, once. Here are my muddled thoughts:

You're not much of a stoic if you think even for a moment that moomin will escape being scarred for life by his childhood; it's a question of which and how many, not whether.

I don't know if it's just that you don't mention it, but you seem strangely reluctant to confront other parents, Merlin's parents in particular, about their kids's behavior.

It doesn't seem like a good idea to me to make excuses for Merlin's behavior to moomin (all the "he's just learning how" crap), and then get furious when moomin gives him some back. I could go on, but I think I'll stop there for now. I don't want to go off on a big rant based just on a few impressions of things here and there in your blog.

minnie

good idea j.

Jo

Too late.

justkristin

I dunno... I have to say that I am similar in how I treat my daughter. I want her to be compassionate with her cohorts, since one can never know the circumstances that cause another person's actions, but I want her to act "correctly" herself. Kind of the "that person weaving in and out of traffic may be driving badly, but it might be because they are on their way to the hospital or some other emergency" type thought process for others, but taking responsibility for ones own actions, since they are the one thing we can (at least learn to) control.

Anyway, *hug* to you and to moomin.

The comments to this entry are closed.